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					 Why and when the War stated
 Why The War Started         When the World War
                                    stared.

The World War 2 started
    because Germany          World War 2 began on
   wanted to be the most       3rd September 1939,
   powerful and biggest           when the prime
  land. In 1933,Germany          minister of Britain
                              (Neville Chamberlain)
had voted Adolf Hitler for
        their leader.           Declared War on
                                    Germany.
                                   Yugoslavia
•Australia        •Latvia
                                   And Others
•Belgium          •Lithuania
•Brazil           •Malta
•Canada           •Netherlands
•China            •New Zealand
•Czechoslovakia   •Norway
•Denmark          •Poland
•Estonia          •South Africa
•France           •United
                  Kingdom
•Greece
                  •United states
•India
                  •USSR
The night of 7th September was called black
Saturday.448 people were killed, and 1,600 people
were badly injured. Hundreds of families lost their
homes. In the East End of London hundreds ran to a
shelter the bricks, dust, smoke and the smell of bombs
the streets were wrecked.




They kept German bombers high in the sky.
This made it difficult for the bombers to hit the
targets they wanted to hit, The bombers
came the next night and the next night for fifty
seven nights in a row. Very soon they were
bombing the whole of London.
                                     When did evacuations take place in
                                     Britain???




                                               British evacuation
Evacuation means leaving a place               began on Friday
during the second world war, many              1st September
children living in big cities and
towns were moved away from their               1939. it was called
home for a while, usually moved                operation pied
out into the countryside it was                piper.
safer there than in the world war.
The Home Guard or Local Defence Volunteers (LDV) was formed in 1940
when there was a real risk that Hitler might invade Britain. The men that served
in the Home Guard were all volunteers and were mostly those that were too
old (over the age of 40) or too young (under the age of 18) to serve in the
forces. They became known as 'Dad's Army'.

People had to take precautions against any
bombs dropped during air raids and the
possibility of the Germans invading Britain.
Rationing made sure that people got an equal
amount of food every week. The government was
worried that as food became scarcer, prices would
rise and poorer people might not be able to afford
to eat. There was also a danger that some people
might hoard food, leaving none for others




     Here is a copy of a
     ration book
The first German air attack took
place in London on the evening of
7 September 1940. Within months,
Liverpool, Birmingham, Coventry
and other cities were hit too.




               As the night raids became so frequent, many people who were tired of
               repeatedly interrupting their sleep to go back and forth to the shelters,
               virtually took up residence in a shelter.
        D-Day is a military term designating the start of a
                        military operation.
           The D-day in modern history refers to what
         happened on 6th June 1944 - the day on which
                 the Battle of Normandy began.



It was a huge effort involving
months of secret
preparations. Thousands of
Allied troops landed on the
beaches of Normandy, in
northern France, at the start
of the battle to liberate
mainland Europe from Nazi
occupation.
                     V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe Day.
                     It marks a very important event in World War
                     2 - the end of the War with Germany on
                     Tuesday 8 May 1945.

				
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